Jugnu Mohsin is the managing editor and publisher of The Friday Times

What are you reading these days?

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel.

Which books are on your bedside table?

Mazaar, Bazaar and Uncommon People: Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz by Eric Hobsbawm.

Which titles are on your bucket list of books?

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan, A House for Mr Biswas by Naipaul, Iqbal’s Urdu works Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril and Zarb-i-Kalim.

What is the one book/author you feel everyone must read?

Ways of Seeing and other books by John Berger because he makes you aware of how you see things and why. He also shows you how to look afresh.

What are you planning to reread?

I don’t re-read anything. I re-handle books, especially ones that I’ve loved reading and leather-bound books, of which I love the feel, look and smell.

What is the one book you read because you thought it would make you appear smarter?

My law books at university. Ugh!

What is the one book you started reading but could not finish?

There are many.

What is your favourite childhood book or story?

These were many too.

Opinion

Intolerance grows
Updated 18 Oct 2021

Intolerance grows

Failure to pass the bill undermines the writ of the state, highlights its inability to guarantee citizens’ protection and freedom.
Moral panic
18 Oct 2021

Moral panic

The PM and others perhaps see decay through the growth of entertainment and fashion industries.
Challenges amid discord
18 Oct 2021

Challenges amid discord

Institutional disharmony and polarised politics are impeding efforts to address the country’s challenges.
Climate & youth
Updated 17 Oct 2021

Climate & youth

Disillusionment and anxiety are on the rise among youth as they confront the diminishing prospects of a better tomorrow.

Editorial

Financial troubles
Updated 18 Oct 2021

Financial troubles

Growing trade gap is fuelling the current account deficit and bringing the already meagre foreign exchange reserves under stress.
18 Oct 2021

Complaint portal

IN a ruling on Thursday, the Mingora bench of the Peshawar High Court held that the Prime Minister’s Performance...
18 Oct 2021

Capital’s master plan

IT is encouraging that on Thursday, the restructured commission formed by the federal cabinet to revise ...
Carnage in Kandahar
Updated 17 Oct 2021

Carnage in Kandahar

Pakistan’s anti-extremism policy is in many ways half-baked and inconsistent.
17 Oct 2021

Sanctity of contracts

PAKISTAN is facing yet another international dispute before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment...
17 Oct 2021

New sports policy

THIS week, the Pakistan Football Federation Normalisation Committee chief Haroon Malik was in Zurich to hold ...